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RCraige's avatar
RCraige
New Contributor
4 years ago

Adding Devices That Use Ethernet Connections Wirelessly

Hi,

I recently bought a new "smart" TV and "smart" Blue Ray for my Bedroom. those devices require a wired internet connection. I have a panoramic wifi router in my living room that serves the entire house. How do I setup my room for the new devices without moving the router. What extra do I need to get ?

Thanks in advance for any help,

Rick

3 Replies

  • dchadd's avatar
    dchadd
    New Contributor III

    There's a few different options:

    The cheapest and best is a long Ethernet cable from the router all the way to the device. These usually can be up to 100 meters. If you don't have any available ethernet ports on the router you can add a gigabit ethernet switch. I understand if a cable is hard or inconvenient to run. 

    Another option is a wireless gaming adapter. They basically convert from wireless to wired. Another option is a powerline adapter. These you get two transceivers one goes near your router and one goes near your device. You connect each by Ethernet. This actually then sends the network through the powerlines already in your wall. 

    Hope this helps.

  • Hi, we would need some additional details about the "smart" equipment, for example: brand name/model number. Does the manufacturer provide any setup instructions for wireless setup?

    Mike
    Cox Support Forums Moderator
  • bearone2's avatar
    bearone2
    Contributor III

    require wired connection? are you sure?

    i used samsung tv remote/settings to configure smart tv for wi-fi.